Family and friends rise to challenge for Lister Hospital in memory of Anthony

FAMILY and friends climbed the UK’s three highest mountains to raised funds for Lister Hospital in memory of a boy who died at the hospital’s baby unit aged just eight days old.

Martin Gray, of Trent Close, Stevenage, joined forces with seven family and friends last month to conquer Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in England and Snowdon in Wales.

The team scaled the final peak just 25 hours after they set off - despite a traffic jam outside Snowdon slowing them down.

Caroline and Martin’s son, Anthony Jonathan Gray, died at Lister Hospital in January 2008 and his parents decided to set up the Anthony Jonathan Gray Nightingale Fund in his memory.

All money raised for the fund goes to the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) at the hospital who cared for him and his family during his short life.

The Grays expect to raise around �5,000 from their challenge once all donations are in, which they will add to the �8,500 they have already raised.

Caroline Gray said: “I am so proud of how well they have all done, as it really was a tough challenge.

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“It is so touching to know that over two years after Anthony’s short life began and ended, he can still have such a positive impact by being able to inspire people to raise so much money to help the hospital.

“I can’t thank the team and all the generous sponsors enough.”

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